Bob Blades is the Principal of Liquid Capital Corporate Finance Inc., which provides alternative lending services to small and medium-sized businesses.
Bob’s career has spanned 40 years in the financial services sector in Canada. The first twenty years with a Canadian Chartered Bank, where he maintained senior positions focusing on commercial credit, loan work outs and managing commercial lending units. The last twenty years were spent in alternative lending. Bob was one of the first asset based lenders in Canada representing a USA firm in 1993. In 1997 Bob joined GE Capital as their Senior Vice President managing their Business Credit Group providing Asset Based Loans $3 Million to $35 Million in Canada. In 2002 he was instrumental in setting up Greenfield Financial Group Inc., a TSX listed company providing Asset Based Loans up to $10 Million.
Bob now uses his wealth of experience at Liquid Capital Corporate Finance Inc. to assist small business owners, not only in finding alternative lending, but also in seeking professional assistance in every aspect of running a company. Ethical and reliable, Bob has a great deal of empathy for business owners. He is proud to say that he once assisted a company involved with an unscrupulous lender, who had demanded, for no real reason. The company was forced to pay them out in 10 days or suffer a penalty of $100,000 when applying to renew their credit. Bob was able to complete due diligence and help the customer pay out the lender within the 10 day time frame. He continued to work with this company for a further year and was able to help them secure financing at much more favorable terms.
Bob has a significant contact base in the financial service sector.
Bob and his wife Cheryl have lived in the GTA since 1980 and have a son, Todd. He enjoys great family life, alpine skiing, gourmet cooking and fine wines with his wife.